The Force is strong with these awesome posters for Star Wars Idenities, the upcoming Star Wars exhibition set to hit Montreal, Canada on April 19th.
Set to be opened in Montreal, Canada on April 19 and Edmonton, Canada on October 27, Star Wars Identities exhibition is held by Montreal-based X3 Productions who will be exploring about theme of personal identity between both the source material and all Star Wars fans.
In keeping with the identity theme, Canadian ad agency Bleublancrouge, who is also one of three companies that make up X3 Productions), has came up with bnumerous awesome new character portraits for the campaign. Hit the jump to check out these awesome posters.
Star Wars: Identities will be opened at the Montreal Science Centre from April 19th till September 16th, 2012. It will then open at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science from October 27th, 2012 till April 1st, 2013. Tickets and more information can be found at the official site of the event. In the meantime, check out the official press release on the exhibition for more details:
STAR WARS(TM) Identities: The Exhibition
A character-driven adventure into identity
Coming soon to the Montréal Science Centre!
MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ – For thirty-five years, audiences around the world have followed the adventures of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi heroes of a galaxy far, far away. And now, a new exciting exhibition comes to our own galaxy with STAR WARSTM Identities, a redefined modern exhibition experience in which we will rediscover the unforgettable characters of Star Wars in a whole new way. From the team that brought you Indiana JonesTM and the Adventure of Archaeology, this new innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd. and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions, will make use of an extensive collection from the Lucasfilm Archives to explore the sciences of identity through the characters of Star Wars. The world premiere of this exhibition will be held at the Montréal Science Centre, starting on April 19, 2012.
A stunning collection from the Lucasfilm Archives, a customized, interactive identity quest, and insightful scientific content will all work together in STAR WARS Identities to follow the dramatic journeys of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, cinema’s most famous father and son duo. Visitors will develop a better understanding of what makes the characters of Star Wars who they are, and at the same time explore their own identity with one question, at once simple and profound: What forces shape you?
The Components of Identity
Working with the Montréal Science Centre exhibition developers and a committee of scientific advisers, STAR WARS Identities has divided its study of identity into three major themes: the origins of the characters, the influences that shape them, and the choices they make during their life. Within these three themes, ten components of human identity are explored: species, genes, parents, and culture in Origins; mentors, friends, and marking events inInfluences; and occupation, personality, and values in the final zone, Choices.
These components form the backbone of the exhibition, exploring the complex notion of identity both in the real world and in creative fiction. Original content throughout the exhibition will shed light on each of the components of identity; simultaneously, “making-of” featurettes explore the stories behind the development of many iconic Star Warscharacters, explaining how they became who they are, and showing how different creative choices might have made them different characters altogether.
Kyra Bowling, Exhibits Manager at Lucasfilm Ltd., says “the Star Wars saga continues to captivate audiences who find connection to its richly diverse cast of wonderful characters. Star Wars provides a natural lens through which to explore the themes of personal identity and character. This innovative exhibition lets visitors of all ages investigate, in a fun and educational way, the factors and forces that help shape who we are as individuals.”
A vast and exclusive collection of some 200 objects from the Lucasfilm Archives features props, models, costumes, and artwork from the Star Wars films. This rich collection spans the entire Star Wars canon, drawing from the classic (1977-83) and prequel (1999-2005) trilogies, as well as the animated feature The Clone Wars (2008) and the ongoing television series of the same name. Fan favourites like Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Yoda, the Millennium Falcon, and Anakin Skywalker’s full-sized Podracer – among others – are sure to delight visitors of all generations.
An Interactive Quest
STAR WARS Identities will place the visitor at the centre of the exhibition experience with an interactive identity quest that spans the duration of the visit. Closely interwoven with the collection and the educational content, this unique interactive experience will use technology to help visitors of all ages create their own personal and original Star Wars identity by incorporating elements of their own identity with fictional elements. Visitors will then leave with their own unique character inspired by the Star Wars universe and with a deeper understanding of the exhibition’s central theme.
A Team of Experts
In order to develop the exhibition’s scientific content, X3 Productions has collaborated with the Montréal Science Centre content experts to gather a team of specialists from a variety of scientific fields, including genetics, neuropsychology, health sciences, and psychology. Their knowledge and expertise have shaped the exhibition’s structure, and their input has been essential in developing its scientific content and in ensuring that its investigation into identity is up to date and firmly rooted in the sciences.
A Cultural Touchstone
The Star Wars movies have broken box office records and won countless awards over the decades, but it is in the public’s imagination that the franchise has truly made its mark, enchanting audiences of all ages and establishing itself as a cultural touchstone all across the world. The stories continue to resonate today because of their universality: we identify with the characters of Star Wars, and we recognize ourselves in their journeys.
“This exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the beloved characters of Star Wars,” says Jacques-André Dupont, Executive Producer of X3 Productions. “We get a deeper understanding of their identities, and, at the same time, we get a deeper understanding of our own. The collection, the interactive components, and the scientific content work hand in hand here to create a seamless and exciting experience for our visitors. It’s a character-driven adventure into identity.”
Information and Ticket Sales
STAR WARS Identities will premiere at the Montréal Science Centre from April 19 through September 16,2012.Tickets are on sale now! For complete schedule and ticket information, visit their website at www.montrealsciencecentre.com or contact them at (514) 496-4724 or (877) 496-4724
The Force is strong with these awesome posters for Star Wars Idenities, the upcoming Star Wars exhibition set to hit Montreal, Canada on April 19th.
The ultimate mounted head hunting trophy for any self-respecting zombie-hunter.
Courtesy of artist Andrew Martin of Monster Caesar Studios, the perfect mounted head hunting trophy is now available for a mere four hundred bucks!
A handsomely gruesome mounted hunting trophy whichever way you see it, this is one potentially nightmare-inducing figurine to drive your irritable guests away. Hit the jump to check out the cool images covering every bloody angle of the incredible bloody head.
And here are the item information:
Individually hand painted, numbered, foam-filled latex mask, mounted on an oak display plaque.
Dimensions - 29cm x 38cm x 24cm
Zombie Trophy - $400 CAD + $42 S&H (North America)
*International buyers please contact for shipping quote
Check out more images of the trophy, inclusive of its making-of process from the Monster Caesar Studios' website.
Source: Andrew Martin of Monster Caesar Studios via iO9
It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's our first look at the official logo of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel!
It has certainly been some time since we last unveiled both the official and unofficial images of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. With the film set to be released only in June next year, the publicity engine of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures is understandably inactive but today, we have our first look at the official logo of Man of Steel, thanks to the film’s Facebook page.
Interestingly, with Christopher Nolan behind the film as a producer, the classic "S" logo of Superman is slightly transformed, not unlike that of Nolan's 2005 Batman Begin. Hit the jump to check out the logo.
Courtesy of NBC, here's the official synopsis of the film:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
The Cinematic Avengers Assembles.... as Friends.
With The Avengers just a month away from us, we have seen our fair share of trailers and posters from the much-anticipated superhero all-star film.
Taking a break from our regular coverage on the Marvel Studio film, along came this nifty, tongue-firmly-in-cheek mash-up clip presenting The Mighty Avengers as a sitcom. And in keeping with the film's theme of assembling a group of distinctly different, ragtag ensemble of strange individuals, the film took on The Rembrants' "I'll Be There For You" to bring you a bold new league of Friends thanks to an awesome cut of footages from the cast's past films.
Hit the jump to check out the clip.
Have a pop art-infused look at Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's big screen adaptation of 1960s gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" with the latest series of character posters.
Last week, we had a comprehensive look at Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows with the release of the first trailer from the upcoming supernatural comedy based on the original gothic soap opera that ran from 1966–1971.
With the film's release less than two months away, the marketing engines of Warner Bros. are now in full throttle. Hit the jump to check out these cool new character posters with a tinge of the swinging 1960s from the film.
This Undead Monday, surf around the web like the daily zombie you are in this awesome illustration by artist Murr AKA Jake Murray.
This is pretty much what we here at The Daily Zombies does: Surfing down the internet for some brain-kickingly good stuffs for the undead community around the world to devour on. Thanks to artist Murr AKA Jake Murray who conjured this piece of awesome illustration entitled "Internet Zombieism", our daily undead activities are captured spot-on.
Stephanie Meyer’s The Host hits the silver screen come 2013 and here's our first look at the sci-fi romance film.
With the smashing box office takings of The Hunger Games, there are indeed hope for the young adult fiction-turned-live action Hollywood adaptation market. Come next year, we will have the coming of yet another Hollywood heavy-hitter in the same genre.
Stephanie Meyer's first non-Twilight novel to be brought to the silver screen, The Host is an unique fusion between teenage romance and sci-fi, with a love story told with a background of alien invasion.
Directed by Andrew Niccol, who last brought us In Time, The Host featured some great talent in the form of Saoirse Ronan as the protagonist Saoirse Ronan as well as her invader, Wanderer.
Hit the jump to check out the first teaser trailer followed by some recently-released new images from the film (head over to Yahoo! to watch it in HD).
Here's the official synopsis of the film:
Based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT SAGA author Stephenie Meyer, THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.
Enjoy some "Romance in Advertising" this weekend on both the TV screen and in print.
With the return of AMC's Mad Men tomorrow night after an eighteen months hiatus, what better way to commemorate the occasion than a line of 60s esque romance comic of the critically acclaimed TV series?
Thanks to artist Jeremy Nguyen, who is a self-confessed fan of the TV series, we get a sneak preview at what a faux line of romance comic books set in the same era would have been like.
In the words of the artist himself:
Mad Men will be here in less than a week! And it has been off the air for 18 months. Man, am I glad to see it return. I’m a huge fan of the show, the time period, and wanted to somehow celebrate how entertained I am by the series. I have a love for the golden age of comics. Sometimes I wish I was a freelance comic book artist in that era, when comics were new, exciting, and uniquely part of being American. Romance comics were in fact hugely popular in those days, easily surpassing sales of superhero comics. And at some point, they dropped off, were replaced by horror, war, and other genres eventually.
Quite possibly the most popular character in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead, Michonne has finally been cast for season three of AMC's acclaimed TV adaptation series.
The last Zombie of the Week in February went to the casting of David Morrisey as The Governor in season three of AMC's The Walking Dead. This week, the casting of the other much-anticipated role in the critically acclaimed comic series has been announced. Michonne, the kick-ass katana-wielding heroine will rise to take the fight to The Governor in season three as actress Danai Gurira take on the much-coveted role.
For those missed out on the season finale of The Walking Dead, please stop right here. As we are bring you the stunning first appearance of Michonne as she rescue Andrew, complete with her travelling companions (two armless, jawless zombies whose identities I shall not revealed).
Hit the jump to check out the full press release from AMC:
New York, NY – March 18, 2011 – AMC has cast actress Danai Gurira (Treme/The Visitor) in the coveted role of Michonne in its original series, “The Walking Dead.” Tonight’s season two finale first featured the iconic character who will reappear in season three of the AMC series. Michonne, a fan favorite from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, is a mysterious woman armed with a sword.
“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by walkers, where the interpersonal conflicts often present a greater danger than anything else and over time, the characters grow willing to do almost anything to survive.
“The Walking Dead” received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestically and internationally. “Above all else, “The Walking Dead” hasn’t lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it’s thrilling” (The Hollywood Reporter). “…with Dead’s riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills” (US Weekly). “The Walking Dead is a feast. Dig in.”(The Guardian- UK). “It doesn’t even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards” (Der Tagesspiegel-Germany).
“The Walking Dead” secured a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for best television series and won the 2011 Emmy award for outstanding prosthetic make-up. It is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert.
For those who wants to know more about the mysterious warrior, you can check out "Michonne's Story" in the April 2012 issue of Playboy. Brought to you by series co-creators Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, the six-page story tells the tale of Michonne back when she was a lawyer before the Zombie Apocalypse struck.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, here's the first two pages of the short story to aid you in the hard decision of purchasing a dirty magazine.
We were late to post this after our first look at Ubisoft's latest game-changing chapter of their best-selling Assassin's Creed series but what the hell... We present to you the first trailer of Assassin's Creed III!
Earlier this month, we have promised to follow up on the announcement details of Assassin's Creed III, the latest and reportedly biggest chapter of Ubisoft's critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed series. Well, an announcement trailer was indeed released as promised by Ubisoft on March 5th. Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the cool cinematic trailer.
Described as the "most ambitious" project in the Ubisoft's history, Assassin's Creed III was said to be spotting a new engine known as AnvilNext for improved visuals, character models and AI.
Assassin's Creed III is set to be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 30th, 2012.
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